Nashville’s Deep Tropics 2023 Celebrates Spot as Most Sustainable Festival in the US with Huge Lineup Drop
Lucie Turkel — 7 seconds ago
Deep Tropics 2023 connects the people to the planet with its stellar lineup, a program of pop-up events, and title as the greenest event in the United States of America.
What’s better than a premier electronic music festival with a lineup chockful of EDM legends and up-and-coming superstars? A premier electronic music festival that’s also touted as the greenest event in the country, of course. The fifth iteration of the Deep Tropics Music, Art, & Style Festival returns to Nashville, TN on August 18-19, 2023 as a carbon-negative event for the third year in a row.
Deep Tropics’ lineup is as diverse as the festival is green. The genre-bending list spans heavy hitters across all categories like SG Lewis (DJ Set), Gorgon City, What So Not, Khiva, and Ravenscoon along with talent on the rise such as Major League DJz, Kream, Saka, and Veil, offering a well-rounded view of the electronic genre as a whole.
While the music is perhaps the most significant selling point of Deep Tropics, the immersive art experience is not to be overlooked. Spanning across three immersive stages–the ancient temple-inspired Meru stage, the bass-heavy Lotus stage, and the Congo Soundsystem stage–the festival will use intricate lasers, choreographed LED, moving lights, and art installs to support sets throughout the day and night.
Deep Tropics were co-founded by twin brothers Blake and Joel Atchison with a unique mission: To combine their passion for dance music, the environment, and their hometown in a two-day journey through sound.
“The line-up this year truly represents a global dance music sound. We have artists from six continents which really fires me up,” Blake Atchison noted. “Growing up in Nashville, it’s a bit surreal to host this level of cultural diversity in a city that is still primarily known for country music. I’m particularly excited for Major League DJz, Gorgon City, SG Lewis, Sonny Fodera, DJ Minx, Coco & Breezy, Lunice, and What So Not along with local legends Subrinse and Lux Velour.”
2023 marks the fifth year of the festival and the third year of it going beyond net zero. The Atchisons’ efforts to be the greenest festival in America are supported by their non-profit organization Deep Culture, Inc. In 2022, 93% of festival waste was prevented from entering the landfill, which included 650 pounds of compost. 23,150 trees were planted with Trees for the Future along with 471 trees planted locally with Root Nashville.
Like in previous years, festivalgoers can expect a complete program of pre-parties, daytime events, and offsite after-parties to supplement the magic of Deep Tropics. Deep Tropics is taking the concept of community in electronic dance music a step further to include not only the people, but the planet itself, in its mission to connect, conserve, and care.